There is a brotherhood among these musicians that is sonically undeniable. You can’t sound this tight unless you are family. And, after nearly 10 years of playing together, Back Rhodes is a family. Each player in this band knows their part, their brother and their mission. It’s as if their instuments finish each others sentences; it’s that close, that comfortable, that simpatico. Two of the Back Rhodes boys are actually brothers, I should note. But on stage, and in the studio, they are one cohesive unit.
Lead singer Jesse Desourcy’s aged-in-oak-smokey-toned vocals could warm up any cold night. He uses his texture expertly, emoting pain, joy and passion as needed. On their latest single, “Good at Being Alone,” you can easily detect the influences of some of their favorite Americana artists like Jason Isbell and Tyler Childers, to more mainstream country artists like Chris Stapleton. The song opens with a crying fiddle and picks up steam with guitars, bango, drums and harmonies, eventually finding peace within the message, that it’s okay to be alone.
You can hear their new song, before it’s even officially released, and get the story behind it, here. Learn all about the band, how they came together, who are their influences, favorite songs and other fun facts, below.